A Day In The Life Of A Social Media Marketer

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Hey Guys,

A month after I started my Digital Marketing Apprenticeship, back in August, I let you all in on how it was going, and it made people tell me in the comments and via Social Media how they were interested in this as a job also.

So, I thought I would show you a better view of my job so you know what the day to day workings of a Digital Marketer consists of, especially that of a Social Media and Content Marketer.

The only problem is, this is an ever changing career and no two days are ever going to be the same, so this is an overview of what one day could look like, so don’t think this is all that is involved.

9:00am 

Make it to the office and get straight into my work, or at least I would like to think I do.

What actually happens is, I will get in, turn on my computer, have a quick catch up with my colleagues and put the kettle on as well as start the coffee for the guys, because I am obviously a team player.

Then I will go on to check all of the emails I have received, including notifications from other team members for tasks I am working on to see where we are currently with certain projects.

9:30am 

The first part of my working morning is dedicated specifically to the Twitter accounts I manage for our Clients.

For this, I use Crowdfire in order to increase the following of each account as well as to determine which content, blog posts or industry related articles to push to the individual audiences available and built as a means of retaining interest on the platform.

10:00am 

Once this is done I move onto checking each of the Clients Social Media accounts more in depth, by checking notifications and posting content for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest.

For each Client there is a set tone of voice, audience type, business goals as well as objectives, so when posting on these accounts, I have to ensure that the content is varied and fits the platform dependent on whom I am doing work for at that time.

To do this, I go through what is trending on that day or that week and try and flip it for the different industries and how to best sell the products or services being pushed by the Business.

12:00pm 

In the two hours before I go out for my break, I like to go over any tasks which may have been brought to my attention by our team and need to be completed. This gives me the opportunity to get any urgent tasks out of the way.

If this isn’t the case, I will go over the ECommerce platforms and check the listings for products, and go over to the Ads created for promotions and see how they are performing using the data provided. I can then begin to improve or freshen up the Ads to make for more of a productive and effective promotion.

14:00pm 

Although my lunch period technically begins at 13:00pm, I don’t usually leave until 14:00pm, because of trying to keep up with tasks before going, but also because I feel it splits up the afternoon better.

During this time, I head around the corner to the Cafe I volunteer at on Saturday’s for my lunch. How convenient, right?

Sometimes though, mainly on a Thursday, I will join my colleagues for what we call, ‘Church Food’, which is just normal food, but it comes from a Church that Tim, our designer, goes to.

15:00pm 

When I return from my lunch, I will put on the kettle once again, then get in to writing a Blog post or article for a Clients Website or go on to scheduling Social Media Posts for the coming weeks.

Both of these require research to be done for trends and keywords to be integrated within the Content.

To instigate this further, I also like to check the insights to check how posts are performing and what is working and what isn’t. This will then allow me to get an idea of what should be continued with for the content strategy in the future.

17:00pm 

In the last half an hour of the day I will go over the tasks from the day, reply to any outstanding comments left by colleagues, make sure all emails and any messages on Social Media pages have been answered.

17:30pm 

The day is over and I can now head home, relax and prepare for the next day when I get to do it all over again!


And there you have it, one day in the life of a Social Media Marketer.

If you’d like to find out any more information, please do get in touch as I would love to help in any way I can and let you know anything you want to know!

Anyway, see you all soon and hope you all had a great Easter Weekend,

Chloe Lauren x

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Making A Photo A Reality With PhotoWall!

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Hey Guys,

Do you know one thing I really love? Photography!

I love taking photos, no matter where I go, especially when it comes to nature or its surrounding scenery. But one thing I never seem to do with the photos I take, is frame them and put them up, mainly down to the fact that I never seem to have room or I just completely forget to do anything more with them.

But that has now changed thanks to an opportunity I recently received from a great company I have had the chance to deal with, aka Photowall.

If you are not aware of Photowall before this post, I will let you know a little more about them. They are a Swedish company who specialise in Canvas Prints and Wall Murals, allowing people to purchase either a ready made product or one which is personalised fully by you as the user.

I will be honest though, I had absolutely no idea about this Company beforehand and I was wondering fora while how they came to know about me because from what I have seen, they are a great company with a truly fantastic ethos and morals. I am so glad I was able to get the chance to work with them.

The Product:

Now onto the best part, I had the chance to choose a product from their site for the purpose of this post and to tell you all about it.

I think it is safe to say I was  a bit of a pain, due to work and all other things going on, the it took me to choose, was delayed…A LOT!

So sorry about that by they way. Hope we can still be friends!

When I did finally decide, I went with a Canvas of a photo I took just two years back. In fact, it is one of my favourite photos I have ever taken. The only problem being, I ended up going with Dimensions, which were slightly bigger than I had anticipated. I didn’t realise until it arrived.

Oh was I in for a surprise, but after begging my Step Dad to get it fixed up for me, I finally got to see the final product and you know what? I am so glad to say, it looks WAY better than I thought.

CUE EXTREMELY HAPPY CHLOE! 

Just look at this beauty from the floor to my Bedroom Wall. It’s what I am going o tcall a #PerfectReveal!

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So…What do you think? I personally think it looks amazing and I am so thankful to Photowall for this. My Bedroom is now complete!

You guys are amazing and I urge you all to take a look a the Website, and who knows, even go on to buy one yourself.

Talking of which….If you buy one in the next month, you can use Discount Code – ChloeLaurenCampaign2018 and get 20% off your purchase. Hurry though, as you have until the 10th April to redeem this offer. Go. go. go!

Visit PhotoWall now! 

Have a great week!

Chloe Lauren x

Oh How Life Changes!

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Hey Guys,

We are now coming towards the middle of March and the year is well underway already, but it’s not too late to say that I believe this year is going to be a great one for me in terms of personal growth and that is not me trying to brag, but letting you know that things can change for the better.

Just let me explain and you will see.

First of all, I have been in my job now for 7 months. That has really flown by, hasn’t it?

In fact, it’s not only a job, it’s something I truly love and am actually quite good at.

I remember letting you all in on my journey to getting the position, to telling you about my first month update and now it has been over half a year.

In that time I have learned so much, and have really expanded my skills, opening myself up to new opportunities along the way.

It’s definitely true what they say, that when the real world hits you, it does truly hit you like a tonne of bricks and you know what? You don’t always realise to begin with. But the thing is, it isn’t a negative thing, but rather the complete opposite, it is exactly what should happen and I think I am really beginning to grasp that now.

Let’s look back a few years ago, to the girl you first came to know. She was lost, unsure of herself, and not happy with where her life was heading.

Jump forward a few years, and that same girl is working full time, volunteering and getting involved with several projects with Church and Charitable groups as well as still managing to blog on the side. I have really shocked myself.

It’s as though my life has turned a full 180 degrees and I am on the path I am supposed to be on, or at least that is how it feels right now.

There is absolutely no telling where I am going to end up in my life in a year, 2 years or even 10 years time, but what is for sure, is that I am more prepared for any changes or unexpected moments which may come my way.

I am excited for the next chapter in my life. There are some great life challenges on the way which I can’t wait to face. Bring it on because for once in my life, I feel ready!

To any of you that are worried right now, feeling lost or not sure what is next for you, just remember things can change. Nothing bad lasts forever, no matter how it seems now. It takes a little hard work but you will reap the benefits soon enough! Surround yourselves with positive people and build yourself up. Bit by bit, a difference will be seen.

Bit corny, but totally true.

See you soon,

Chloe Lauren x

The Ultimate Blogging Tool Every Blogger Should Know About!

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Hey Guys,

Want to know a secret? Something which will enhance your Blog Marketing in a matter of minutes?

Sure you do!

You will be able to say goodbye to Content and Social Media Management struggles forever, because I have just for you, a solution which is going to completely rid you of that hindrance and make your life 100 times easier.

Now, doesn’t that sound inviting?

I know what you’re all thinking, what am I going on about and why am I seriously excited about this?

Firstly, I know how this probably looks, and no, this isn’t sponsored by the company, but hey, if after this they want to send some promotion this way, my emails are always open! Hint hint. Wink wink.

Let’s be honest though, that wouldn’t happen, but it’s a truly nice thought that I will hold dearly for the next five or so minutes!

The real reason for my excitement, is I know how beneficial this can be first hand. Since beginning my Apprenticeship, this was one of the first things I found out about and I can not stress enough how much of a help it has been when it comes to my work, so much so that I have brought it into my own blogging life.

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So… What is this tool and why should you be using it?

Have you ever wondered what Content you should be pushing and when or who you should be following based on any of your shared interests with others?

Well… with CROWDFIRE, this get taken away.

Crowdfire is classed as a Social Media Management Tool and is easily accessible to you via the App or through any Web Browser. The best part is, it’s FREE and only takes five minutes out of your day.

Saying that we are awake for an average of 12 hours each day, that is virtually nothing.

In those five minutes, you are able to go through a selection of tasks, these include:

  • Showing you your most recent Blog Posts, and allowing you to choose a time and date to post each, as well as giving you the opportunity to edit the post before it goes out.
  • Showing you other posts by other Bloggers, which you can also share. Spread the love and help them grow too.
  • Options to connect other Social Media Platforms.
  • Adding or altering certain details to do with your Blog to help source Content and People who match what you talk about or are interested in.
  • Follow people who maybe follow other accounts like yours or who are talking about similar

There is also an option to unfollow those who don’t follow back or who are inactive/no longer use their accounts but this tends to be personal preference on whether you go for this or not. Don’t feel pressured to use this just because it is there.

I tend to use this to decide on which of my latest blog posts to share and to schedule them ahead of time, otherwise I do tend to forget due to being preoccupied in other areas.

Yeah, I am really that bad, but Crowdfire hit me up anyway!

If you want Social Media Management made easy. This is the place to go. Check out the Website/App now and make Blogging a walk in the park!

So, what do you think? Will you be using this tool? Not too sure?

Let me know!  

Chloe Lauren x

 

 

3 Lessons I Wish People Would Have Told Me Sooner!

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Hey Guys,

As a lot of you may know I turned 20 almost a week ago and it’s sad how quickly time is moving forward, but I am at a point in my life where I have officially passed my teens and come through some tough moments in the short amount of time I have been around.

So, I thought I would share some lessons I have had to learn which I wish people would have told me sooner. If these are relatable let me know and I just hope I can help a few of you out.

Here we go:

Nothing Good Will Ever Come Easy

One thing I have had to learn, is that anything worth fighting for, will never be plain sailing, no matter how much you would like for it to be.

It’s an annoying truth, but the truth none the less.

There are situations, let’s say landing that dream job for example, where you will want to just send out one application, get the interview straight away, and then be told you have gotten the job. How perfect would that be?

Although that may be the case for some people, it is very likely that won’t be the way it goes.

The way this is more likely to play out is, you send out 100 applications, get maybe 10 interviews and then hopefully get the job then, but even so, some people may still need to try, try, and try again.

This isn’t me trying to burst any bubbles or ruin anyone’s dreams, but rather say that effort goes a long way, and the more effort you put in, the more likely it is to pay off. That goes for practically anything also, so what I am trying to say is, keep trying and you will be ok! Trust me, it took me over a year of searching to get where I wanted.

Life Will Throw Some Interesting Curve Balls

It doesn’t matter what you do in life or where you go for that matter, life will find some way to throw something your way to throw you off track, but one small piece of advice, don’t let it bring you to an automatic halt.

Keep looking forward. Keep going and never look back.

And yes, I will admit that is some big talk for someone who did let that happen several times in her life, but hey, I am here to tell the tale, so maybe I can be the one to let you know after all!

There have been some moments in my past where I thought things were going a certain way, and then BAM!, it all diverted and I ended up on a completely different path. At first it seems confusing and you try to figure out what is going on, but sometimes this new path may be just what you needed, even if at first it seems absurd.

Just go with it!

You Don’t Have To Be Liked By Everyone To Be Happy

This has always been a HUGE problem for me, but I know I am not the only one here who does this.

In my mind, I have always had this thought that everyone I came across had to like me, otherwise it was apparent something was wrong with me. I have actually lost count as to how many times this has taken over my mind.

Now, obviously at the age of 20, I know this to not be the case, although occasionally I may still get an inkling of a feeling that this still may be so. Really at this point, I am just trying to convince myself that people can dislike me and I won’t be affected by it at all. I don’t react quite so badly as I once would but still, I kind of just want everyone to be my friend. Is that so bad?

Saying this however, I am happy with the friends I have and wouldn’t change them for anything. This goes for those both online and offline, it really doesn’t matter. I am glad to have people who like me for me, it makes you feel good and forget the insecurities you once had.

Real friends are hard to come across but so worth the time and effort.

And if you are looking for a friend, I will happily become that friend.

See you soon

Chloe Lauren x

 

 

It’s Official… I’m Coming Back!

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Hey Guys,

This is just a short post to let you all know that my Blogging Break is officially over as of right now and as of the next few days I will be fully back with all new ideas and blog posts which I can’t wait to share with you, so keep a beady eye out for that!

But first, let’s rewind slightly, I know I have actually had a couple of posts out this year, but they weren’t my best work and the reason for that is, for a while I completely lost my passion for my blog, so I decided to take a small break, but I still wanted to bring out posts. Quite easy to see, that was the completely WRONG move, although my last post, which was for Paperless Post (see HERE) was enjoyable.

But like I said, most of what I loved was gone, partly because I felt drained. Worry not though, as it is 100% back. I just had to take some time for me and now I am loving the idea of posting again. Yay!

I just really hope you didn’t mind the break and understand what I am saying?

I am sure you do. I don’t doubt that one bit. it’s just I felt I at least owed you a teeny weeny explanation to explain my recent absence. After all, you’ve always been so supportive and you subscribe to my feed for something so there you go.

Be on the look out for new Content because I am officially back!

There was something else I needed to say. What was it?

Oh yeah, I am now 20. Real life is kicking in and no more teen tag on WordPress. YIKES! I guess this is going to be like a fresh start? Scary but exciting! Let’s see how it goes.

See you all soon,

Chloe Lauren x

This Is From Me To You! | Paperless Post Review

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Hey Guys,

Today I am going to be telling you about Paperless Post, a wonderful little Service which enables you to send Cards, Event Flyers and Invitations in a new and exciting way.

Sounds interesting? I personally think so, which is way I am looking forward to telling you more about it!

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First of all, I absolutely love anything like this. In fact, anything, and I mean anything, that involves being creative and sharing something which may be sentimental, is definitely what I am 100% here for. I have always been someone who enjoys finding different ways to surprise and make someone smile on their birthday and I think it is safe to say, I have found a way I can do that.

Possibly a high five moment?

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Anyway, a friend of mine, also called Chloe, but with the accent on the ‘e’ (as mentioned above), actually has her birthday coming up, incidentally a day before mine, making this the perfect time to find and try this Service out.

I know, I couldn’t have timed that better myself!

I have to say though, I was happily surprised to see a great variety of card choices available, although it made it slightly difficult to pick the right one. It’s not that Chloe is picky, but rather that to me it has always mattered about the person and what they will like so it’s more me being pedantic more than anything.

I guess I was just over thinking it more than I should. Nothing out of the usual there!

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Once I had actually managed to choose the right card, then came the easier part, personalising it.

I decided to stick to a simple but sophisticated design which was slightly ruined by my try at being ‘funny’ or ‘witty’ with the way I said Happy Birthday. I couldn’t just be normal, could I?

Now, with this Service, you don’t just choose the card design. Oh no! You have control over everything, the entire design process is down to you, which I think works really well and allows it to be truly and completely from you to the person you are sending the card to.

If I am honest, that is what it should be about.

All that’s left for me to do now, is schedule it to be sent out at the right time, which has been the only real problem I have faced thus far within the process. Apart from that, it is definitely worth the effort.


Now it’s your turn. If you’d like to try out Paperless Post, take a look at their Website now, just click the link below.

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Have fun!

Chloe Lauren x

 

*DISCLAIMER – This Review is my honest opinion and all views are my own. Also, thank you to Paperless Post for asking me to Review the Service.

Responding To The Negativity!

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Hey Guys,

If you have been active on any of the Social Media pages or heard the news getting about recently, you may (or may not) have heard a few things circulating around regarding Content Creators, including that of the new rules being brought in by YouTube, outlining new guidelines specifically for and making it more difficult than before for smaller channels monetizing their Videos.

This obviously caused a HUGE amount of outrage, and with good reason, especially saying this has come about, conveniently after the Logan Paul incident, making people wonder why YouTube has been picking out and victimising smaller Creators who are trying to grow.

But this hasn’t been the only time this year (already), that the name of the creator has been spoken of negatively and faced backlash.

At the moment it actually seems as though Bloggers/Vloggers are at the forefront of Media coverage and not for the reasons we would want to be, and although there is a lot of good coming from our communities, OUR being the operative word, it is becoming apparent that the bad is outshining this good.

I think it’s important to remember that actually, that we are a community and that we need to be the ones to continue the way we want things to go. By this I mean, let’s fight fire with water as opposed to more fire if that makes sense.

Why subject ourselves to the negativity that is surrounding us all? Instead pick ourselves back up, brush off what is holding us back and make an impact the way we know we can.

We have to support each other first in order to strengthen and build on what we have. We can blame others all we want, but it won’t make the change we want. We just have to keep pushing through and sharing the Content we love and it will all fall into place.

We’ve got this!

Chloe Lauren x

What Did You Achieve In 2017?

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Hey Guys,

With 2018 now underway, I thought it might be interesting to do something I did early last year, when I looked over what I had achieved throughout the year.

Now I know this wasn’t the best year for a lot of us, but I’m here to remind you that even in darkness there is light! Positivity is everywhere we just need to find it, even when it seems difficult to do so.

  • Being Baptised in February
  • Got over my fear of calling people or answering the phone
  • Adopted a new, much more positive attitude and outlook on life
  • Started my search for Jobs/Apprenticeships
  • Reached 1,400+ Blog followers and 1,150+ Twitter Followers
  • Gained more confidence in myself
  • Being offered 8 interviews in one week
  • Passed my AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software exam
  • Letting go of toxic friendships that I thought I had to hold on to
  • Mastered making Cappucinos, Lattes and Americanos on drinks machine
  • Invited to interviews with BT and the BBC
  • Managed to get the Job I wanted in just one day
  • Just feeling so much happier in myself!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and that 2018 is a success for everyone reading.

Here is to a great start. New Year. New You!

What Did You Achieve In 2017?

Chloe Lauren x

Blogmas May Be Over But Christmas Is Almost Here!| Blogmas Day 24

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Hey Guys,

How are you all? Hopefully feeling joyous and enjoying the Season.

After all, tomorrow is Christmas Day.

We have made it. It’s finally here. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree and A Muppet’s Christmas Carol is now on.  What could be better?

I can’t believe it’s already been 24 days? How is it already Christmas Eve? This also means that Blogmas is practically over, which is sad, but has been truly enjoyable. Although I have to apologise for missing two days, as they were spent with Friends and Family members.

Tis the season to spend time with loved ones, right? I couldn’t just forget that side of the Christmas Period, but I have genuinely enjoyed posting on the daily. It kind reminded me of the old days, when I first started this blog! In a way, it was really nice getting back to my blogging roots!

I think all that is left to say is, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! Have a wonderful time and I will see you again just before the New Year!

for the last time this Season,

Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x